Study of electrical safety on fishing vessels

C. H. Lee, S. H. Hsu, J. N. Liao, C. C. Huang

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Taiwan is an island surrounded by seas and has well fisheries resources. In recent years, production of fisheries has reached under NT$100 billions. The fishery's technology is also well-known and deep-sea fishing achievement is great. Based on 2005 Taiwan fisheries yearbook of fisheries agency, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, R.O.C., the number of 20_E1100 tons power fishing vessels are 3,224 that is the most of all power fishing vessels in Taiwan. Power and communication systems on fishing vessels with high safety and stability are needed and are different from those in the lands. Navigation, communication, electromechanical and living equipment on fishing vessels all require electricity. When a generator or a power system is broken down on the sea, it may affect humans or equipment safety. Moreover, if a vessel is stroke by a lightning during navigations, the communication system may be damaged to endanger navigations. This research is to investigate the electrical safety on fishing vessels based on in-situ measurements and surveys as well as computer simulations. Hopefully, a standard of power usages with safety and communication without interferences for a fishing vessel can be established as a reference for design, building and navigation of a vessel in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-185
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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